poet Victor Marie Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo

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More Strong Than Time

Since I have set my lips to your full cup, my sweet,
Since I my pallid face between your hands have laid,
Since I have known your soul, and all the bloom of it,
And all the perfume rare, now buried in the shade;

Since it was given to me to hear on happy while,
The words wherein your heart spoke all its mysteries,
Since I have seen you weep, and since I have seen you smile,
Your lips upon my lips, and your eyes upon my eyes;

Since I have known above my forehead glance and gleam,
A ray, a single ray, of your star, veiled always,
Since I have felt the fall, upon my lifetime's stream,
Of one rose petal plucked from the roses of your days;

I now am bold to say to the swift changing hours,
Pass, pass upon your way, for I grow never old,
Fleet to the dark abysm with all your fading flowers,
One rose that none may pluck, within my heart I hold.

Your flying wings may smite, but they can never spill
The cup fulfilled of love, from which my lips are wet;
My heart has far more fire than you can frost to chill,
My soul more love than you can make my soul forget

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (10/27/2015 12:19:00 AM)

    Since I have read your beautiful poem on love, I am thinking about it for a while now...Lovely poem.

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  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (10/26/2015 10:13:00 AM)

    what a piece of poetry. very deep..very moving..

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  • * Sunprincess * (10/26/2015 8:58:00 AM)

    .... this poem will stand the test of time...so beautiful and so romantic ★

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  • Oladehinde TemitayoOladehinde Temitayo (10/26/2015 8:12:00 AM)

    From lips to heart and soul. This is one of the best

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  • Michael Morgan (10/26/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    No wonder he's immortal.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/26/2015 4:13:00 AM)

    Marvelously romantic master piece of a poem. Enjoyable and inspirational too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (10/26/2015 1:31:00 AM)

    He had a romantic soul to write such lines as these

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  • Maria Sharon MoemiseMaria Sharon Moemise (10/26/2015 12:29:00 AM)

    Beautifully written. So much passion in this poem. Great read, Victor

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  • Maria Sharon MoemiseMaria Sharon Moemise (10/26/2015 12:28:00 AM)

    Beautifully written. So much passion in the poem. Great read, Victor

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  • Paige S (4/16/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    SO romantic. Lovely. Girls, wouldn't you love to have a husband who felt that way about you? !

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